Sixth Form Key Information
Head of Sixth Form – Miss Patten
Assistant Head of Sixth Form – Mrs Coombes
Key Stage 5 Pastoral Support – Mrs Avery
Telephone – 01322441371
Sixth Form Absence Line – 01322463044
Sixth Form Email Address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Students must be in school from 8.40am until 3.20pm – all study periods must be spent on the school site. Students are permitted to leave the school site at lunchtime, but must ensure that they are back promptly to for afternoon registration.
Westminster is open from 7.45am until 4.30pm should students wish to use the facilities before or after school.
First impressions are very important. You are in a working school environment and your choice of clothing must reflect this. The following dress code must be adhered to at all times, and if a student’s appearance is not acceptable, he / she will be required to go home to change.
NO: trainers (including converse / vans), shorts, leather jackets, polo shirts, roll neck jumpers, designer logos, jeans (including black jeans)
Smart shirt / blouse
NO: leggings, ugg boots, trainers (including converse / vans), Dr Marten’s boots, sandals, t-shirts, cropped tops, designer logos, jeans (including black jeans), shorts
Outdoors coats, jackets, scarves and hats should not be worn in the school building.
Piercings / Tattoos / Hair / Headphones / Mobile Phones
No facial piercings (nose, lip, eyebrow) – students found to have such piercings will be asked to remove them and failing this will be sent home until the piercing is removed
No visible tattoos
Hair must be of a natural colour
Headphones must NOT be worn around the school (in the ears or around the neck)
Mobile phones must be switched off during lessons
16 to 19 Bursary
The 16 to 19 Bursary is money provided by the government for schools to support eligible students. The bursary is designed to support student’s by paying for things such as:
- Stationery (a basic pack will be provided by the school
- Subject specific equipment E.g. Art supplies, textiles
- Contributions towards subject specific trips
- Laptop/ subject equipment
To be eligible for the 16-19 Bursary you must fit one of the criteria below. If you do, please continue with this form. Wil will need to be provided with the correct documents as proof of eligibility.
a. Looked After Child
b. Care leaver
c. The student receives Income Support or Universal Credit
d. The student is disabled and receives Universal Credit and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments
e. Parent(s)/Carer(s) annual income or my annual income if I live independently is below £25,000 a year
Vulnerable Bursary- Must meet criteria (a-d above), and provide correct documents- You could be eligible for up to £1,200. You will have a meeting with a member of the Sixth Form team to discuss your needs for the academic year and the school will purchase items on your behalf. Any other monies deemed necessary will be paid directly into the students account.
Discretionary Bursary- Must meet criteria (e above), and provide correct documents- is split into two sections:
Laptop fund- You may only apply for this once, you must submit a receipt to the school as proof of purchase for your laptop. You may use the money to be put towards a more expensive laptop, where you will pay the difference.
Stationery Fund- You will be provided with a pack of basic stationery and have a meeting with a member of the Sixth Form Team to see if you need any further subject specific equipment that either the School or you will purchase. Any other monies deemed necessary will be paid directly into the students account.
How to apply
The school is responsible for both types of 16-19 Bursary applications, application must be made via the Google forms link below. You must make the application from your school google email account. Any other way of applying will not be accepted.
If you are not sure if you may be eligible for the 16-19 Bursary or have any questions regarding the application process please contact a member of the Sixth Form Team on: email@example.com
16 to 19 Tuition Fund
The Government has provided additional funding to support students with catch-up tuition at Post 16 during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The support is targeted specifically at students who have not attained GCSE grades 5 or above in English and/or maths.
The Sixth Form has received a total of £16778 for the academic year 2021/22, equating to £270 per eligible student.
This statement identifies how and where this funding will / has been spent to support this group of students.
Those who have achieved a grade lower than 4 in English and/or maths. All students have been given equal priority.
Allocation of Funding
Currently the funds have initially been targeted in the following ways
Small group workshops from an external provider to support general study skills focusing on key aspects such as revision and time-management; these have been lost due time out of school
Small group tuition for English and maths outside of their scheduled timetable
Further needs and requirements will be identified as the year progresses to support additional allocations, prioritising students who have not achieved a grade 5 in English/Maths, disadvantaged students (as determined by prior Pupil Premium eligibility and those in receipt of Free School Meals and/or the 16-19 Bursary) and students with SEND.